Bill O’Reilly had a major meltdown tonight with Alan Colmes. It has to be seen to be believed but let’s just say that O’Reilly was screaming at Colmes that he’s a liar and Colmes respectfully but firmly shot back, “Don’t you call me a liar.” Later, O’Reilly seethed, “It’s jack what you’re saying. There’s another word for it but it’s an obscenity.” In a subsequent segment, John Stossel told O’Reilly he had been out of line and “obnoxious.”
O’Reilly started out with a vicious chip on his shoulder in his Talking Points commentary immediately preceding the discussion. There he said,
It’s almost like Mr. Obama is sabotaging the country so he can reshape it. There comes a point where every nation in history gets what it deserves. Rome, Japan, Germany and Russia all were destroyed by venal leaders exploiting an apathetic population. I pray that doesn’t happen to us but we the people need to wise up fast.
Colmes came on and, as usual, did an excellent job holding up his end. And O’Reilly apologized to Colmes at the end. But not before he came off looking one big bloviating, bullying blowhard. It was a worse outburst than O’Reilly’s famous “Just shut up!” temper tantrum made famous in Outfoxed. And he kept simmering with rage afterward.
By the way, as Media Matters noted, Colmes had his facts correct. For some reason, O'Reilly couldn't accept them.
If you'd like to tweet your support to Colmes you can do so @AlanColmes.
Had to laugh at the way BOR quickly tried to move the goalposts on Alan. He asks for a program and so Alan names Medicare. BOR doesn’t really want to accept that answer so then he starts screaming “how much?!” LOL!
Well, BOR’s ratings have been down so no doubt he’s probably hoping his little hissy fit will get his viewership back up. And it just might – however, he made a complete ass of himself. His anger that Obama got re-elected (despite all his attempts to stop it) is just eating him up and, thus, we get this crap about Obama wanting to destroy the country. The folks rejected have rejected BOR’s version of things and his irrelevance has really pissed him off. How he can look in the mirror and feel truly good about himself and the kind of rude, unprofessional commentator he has evolved into is beyond me.
Btw, I too dislike it when BOR and others refer to him as Mr. Obama. It’s PRESIDENT Obama!
Actually, just about all of us!
You can bet Faux has their hands on some viewer polls showing a belief that their heroes are getting softer and not so confrontational. Klannity started up ratcheting up the crazy recently, O’Loofah was just late getting started.
You can bet he will get his ass rubbed and caressed by Miller tonite. And then they will discuss his No. 1 ratings to soothe his savage soul (i know, that man has no soul).
“Why are the folks at Faux Noise so afraid of the truth?”
Because that will cause Faux Spews’ declining ratings to plummet EVEN FURTHER, which means a MASSIVE LOSS of advertising revenue.
Is this collective hysteria at work or something?
Of course sometimes psychoanalyzing someone can a waste of time, especially when the answer is simply that Bill is an egotistical pompous A-hole.
The only thing Bill accomplished with this latest rant is he’s providing more comedy material for Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert.
I agree with Colmes that what Bill did was “just fine”, since he revealed his true nature better than anybody ever could and the result is not pretty. Thanx Bill.
A disingenuous query: If medicare and social security are not “programs” what does Bill propse we call them ???
*Bill O’Reilly Gives Advice On Being Rational? Really?
Posted by Priscilla · March 05, 2013 11:10 AM · 13 reactions*
I guess we all know Billy-Boy’s motto: “Do as I say, not as I do.”
I mean actual power, not the dumbest Americans taking him as Gospel.
As a right leaning independent voter I continue to be appauled by Bill O’Reilly (and Sean Hannity’s) treatment of guests from the opposing view. I used to be a regular viewer of both programs and have ceased for the most part. When I do watch occasionally, I’m reminded why I quit watching. They do a disservice to their guests and do nothing to promote actual facts let alone the Republican agenda for people who actually know what’s going on. In the long term, I think it will hurt FOX news’ brand as well. Tonight’s performance by Bill O’Reilly was inexcusable; he needs to go.
Seems a little tense…
I’m 100% professional – Fux Nuze Style.